We Asked an Expert About Trump’s Baffling Wildfire Tweets. Here’s What They Had to Say

Trump claimed that California is diverting their water to the ocean rather than fighting fires.¬†“I wouldn’t say that that’s true whatsoever,”¬†UCLA scientist Glen MacDonald told Science AF on the phone. MacDonald added “that even if we had more water from the Sacramento or San Joaquin rivers to fight these wildfires, it wouldn’t make any difference because a lack of water isn’t the problem.”